Thursday, August 16, 2018

Blackbeard's Treasure

Over the past 300 years many people have speculated about Capt. Edward Teach's treasure. It seems that nearly every kid, and not a few grown-ups, who step on Ocracoke Island imagine digging for that buried chest of gold. To my knowledge, none has ever been found.

If you are determined to try to find Blackbeard's treasure chest (if there ever was one!), you might want to read this article with a few suggestions about where to start looking:

If you have ever wondered how the street you live on or vacation on got its name, or are just curious about other street names, take a look at this month's Ocracoke Newsletter. We have compiled a list of every official street in Ocracoke village, along with one or more paragraphs explaining how they came to be named. You can read the Newsletter here.  

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:03 PM

    It seems like I saw something on the Discovery channel or the Geographic channel on pirates. The stated that NO pirate buried treasure has ever been found. Pirates more than likely spent it as fast as they got it. They were pirates. Why would they save it?
    I asked Google and got a Wikipedia result. Here is the link as well as my google question. If I pillaged, and was drunk daily, had no job, and just lived for the moment, I would spend everything that I just stole-fast. Then go back out and do it all makes a good movie though. Here is the link.

    Has ANYONE ever found buried pirate treasure ANYWHERE?
    No treasure has ever been reported to be found. The only authenticated treasure chest was once owned by Thomas Tew, It was empty. It is now kept at the Pirate Soul Museum in St Augustine, Florida.
    Buried treasure - Wikipedia